Top 10 Scottish spirits that aren’t Scotch

23rd January, 2017 by Amy Hopkins

Strathearn Scottish Cider brandy

Scottish microdistillery Strathearn collaborated with Thistly Cross Cider last year to develop what is said to be Scotland’s “first” cider brandy. To make the bottling, Thistly Cross Cider presses apples, the juice from which is then fermented with a mixture of Champagne yeasts, before being matured for a minimum of six months. This cider is then transported to the Perthshire-based Strathearn Distillery where it is distilled in copper stills. The resulting spirit is rested in a virgin American white oak and virgin European red oak.

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